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Species: Melissotarsus weissi   Santschi, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Melissotarsus weissi Santschi, 1910c PDF: 356, fig. 3 (q.) CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Bolton, 1982 PDF: 335 (m.).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Town, 1 times found in field station clearing, 1 times found in clearing, 1 times found in rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Mangifera indica, 2 times under bark of live tree, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times under bark on living tree.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Magnifera indica, 2 times Colonie n° 269, Tube n° 371 (B4), 1 times hand collecting, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times Fogging ex Heinsenia diervillioides.

Elevations: collected from 510 - 1600 meters, 1033 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Melissotarsus weissi: casent0913017; syntype of Melissotarsus major: casent0913018; syntype of Melissotarus titubans: casent0913762, casent0913763; Type of Melissotarsus major: mracfor000329, mracfor000330, mracfor000331, mracfor000332, mracfor000333

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